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Crap Happens Every Single Day


Hell yeah! Crap happens … not once, or twice, or even three times. Crap happens over and over and over again. Boy did I truly relate to this post by Millie, one of my favourite bloggers. For me, the most profound statement of all was this: “We get to choose to be stagnant or move forward.” Just saying …

Make it happen folks; go out and make life happen – in spite of the crap!

Originally posted on Moments with Millie:

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Things happen every day: the car broke down; I got to work late; I woke up feeling sick; I looked at my bank account and it’s overdrawn and I don’t know what happened; I think my husband is having an affair; etc….  There are millions of scenarios for every second of every day.  I am learning from every experience that the greatest part of happiness, suffering, joy, and all other emotions is dependent on the perception and disposition of how we relate to issues. It isn’t based on our circumstances or events or what seems to be happening when it all goes to hell in a hand basket. It is all based on how we relate to the situations. We get to choose to be stagnant or move forward.

Crap happens and it stinks big time. It happens to each one of us.  Heck, it happens to animals.  Ever watched…

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The word for today: “Adapt”

The only thing constant in this life is change whether it involves losses e.g. jobs, loved ones, material possessions, health or gains e.g. jobs, loved ones, material possessions, health.

Just as animals adapt to their environment so should we try to be flexible, to willingly flex to the changes that occur in our lives. Why? Because resistance is usually futile and stressful at best.

So let’s agree to just pause, breathe, and then adapt … it’s a much more effective 3-step plan to life management :-)

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“Nothing is forever, except change.” Buddha

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.” Nolan Ryan

“No industry is immune and no occupation is safe. All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.” Steven Pressfield

“Conditions are always changing, and real peace lies in the ability to adapt to this changes.” Mingyur Rinpoche

Soul Sunday: 10 Truths to Being a Phenomenal Woman


“A strong woman is someone who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.”

Harriet Morgan

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Sometimes I wish I had come into this world as a man. There, I’ve said it out loud. But maybe I think that way because men seem to have it so easy: no stress, no worrying about anything, no multi-tasking issues, no being pregnant for nine months or breastfeeding a squirming baby in public, no bloating or ‘monthly inconveniences’ (as I’ve heard it described), no real balancing of home with career … just saying.  Continue reading

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Nothing is too hard for you


I wrote this post almost one year ago to the day but guess what? The words still ring true even now because no matter how much we may wish it, another human being will never be able to create a blade of grass, set a cloud in the sky or paint a rainbow across the heavens for all to see.

Admittedly I do not have a lot of skills and I honestly try very hard to remember no-one is perfect but maybe that’s why I ‘m so very very glad that nothing (and I mean nothing!) is too hard for God; let the people say: “Amen!”

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Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV)

Do you know anyone who can create a flower or a blade of grass from scratch? Do you have a friend who can make a wave roll on to and then recede from the beach just like that? I am sure you must have a relative who can create a grain of sand or a starfish or a cute kitten … maybe they can form a tree complete with leaves and bark and roots?

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